WASHINGTON – Happy Friday everyone! For your weekend delight, we have ballroom dancing, retro flicks and even some jazz.
On Friday, bassist Karine Chapdelaine and pianist Bob Sykes take on the Duke Ellington-Jimmy Blanton improvisations note for note. The performance starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $39 to $79. Saturday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., sit in on a panel discussion about Ellington’s legacy. This event is free, but RSVP is required. Later, the Grammy-winning Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra puts a different spin on Ellington’s big band sound. Tickets are $29 to $69. Sunday at 4 p.m., the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra performs Ellington’s three “sacred concerts.” Tickets are $27 to $53. Call 301-581-5100 for more information.
It’s not always easy getting all gussied up on a Friday night after a long week of work. If you’re looking for something low key and even a little retro, swing by E Street Cinema for a midnight screening of the 80s classic “Say Anything.” Also playing at midnight is Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece “Rear Window.” If only the two were playing back-to-back.
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